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Starting Seeds for My Snow Covered Garden

February 14, 2014 – 8:20 am
broccoli seedlings sprouting 2-2014

Even though the ground is covered with a thick blanket of white snow, my Spring garden is busy growing indoors.

10+ Winter Chores To Do Before Your Spring Garden

January 23, 2014 – 11:02 am
10 Winter Chores To Do Before Your Spring Garden

Dying for Spring so you can get back in the garden? There’s a lot you can do right now to be getting prepared! Here are a few ideas to keep you busy until the cold months have passed.

Our First Radishes From The Garden

October 21, 2013 – 6:23 am

We never ever eat radishes, but I wanted to see how well they would grow in our garden. If they grew nicely, we’d learn to like them! Here’s what we’ve discovered…

It’s Muscadine Season!

October 9, 2013 – 8:55 pm

Three years after planting our grape vines, we’re enjoying the best harvest yet!

How To Plant A Fall Garden

October 3, 2013 – 9:09 pm
How To Plant A Fall Garden

Learn when to plant a fall garden, and which crops do best during the cooler months of the year.

What I’ve Learned About Growing Cowpeas

September 18, 2013 – 9:14 pm

If you’ve never tried growing cowpeas, I’d definitely recommend that you give it a try! Here’s how my first experience growing them went, what I learned along the way, and why I’ve grown to love them in the garden!

How To Prevent Raspberry Worms & The Spotted Wing Drosophila

September 11, 2013 – 8:02 pm
Spotted Wing Drosophila

Finding tiny worms in your freshly picked raspberries is a real bummer. If you’re having a problem with the larvae of fruit flies in your berries, you’re not alone. Here are a few recommended methods for preventing a recurring infestation next year.

Lessons Learned From Growing Peppers

September 5, 2013 – 9:53 am
Peppers In The Garden

This year I grew Cayenne, Albino Bullnose, Friariello Di Napoli, and California Wonder Bell Peppers. Here’s what I learned…

How To Tell When Figs Are Ripe

August 26, 2013 – 6:29 pm

The figs are coming into season here, and we’ve been gorging ourselves on all the fresh figs we can eat. Here are a few tips for knowing when to harvest figs, and what I plan on doing with mine!

How To Grow Mustard For Seed

August 16, 2013 – 8:01 pm
Mustard Seed Pods

I wanted to grow mustard so that I could harvest the seeds to make pickles and condiments with. Here’s what I did wrong, and what I learned I should have done instead!

What You Need To Know Before You Start Your First Vegetable Garden

August 12, 2013 – 8:00 pm
Mexican Been Beatle on my green beans

Starting your first garden from scratch can seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot to think about before you put that first plant in the ground. In this article I share everything I think you need to know to get off to the best start!

How To Get Worms Out Of Blackberries

August 6, 2013 – 8:24 pm
How To Get Worms Out of Blackberries

Did you know that sometimes blackberries will get tiny little worms in them? Here’s an easy way to help get them out before you make that blackberry jam!

Sometimes It’s Best To Harvest Tomatoes BEFORE They’re Ripe

August 1, 2013 – 3:17 pm
rotten tomato

Fully vine-ripened tomatoes are no doubt delicious. But there are several good reasons why you might actually want to harvest your tomatoes before they reach the peak of ripeness.

How Much Should I Plant To Feed My Family For A Year?

July 27, 2013 – 1:01 am
How Much To Plant To Feed Your Family

Wondering how much you need to plant in your garden to feed your family for an entire year? Here’s a great list of plants-per-person to help get your garden planning underway…

If You’re Gonna Do Any Pickling, You’ll Wanna Grow Dill!

July 16, 2013 – 11:49 am
how to grow dill

Many pickling recipes call for a head of fresh dill, but this can be very hard to find sometimes! Why not grow your own dill plants? They’re super easy to grow, and are just what you’ll need to get your pickling done right.

June 2013 Garden Update

June 19, 2013 – 10:03 am
garden june 2013 raspberries

Here’s an update on how my 2013 garden is going so far. Definitely not as abundant as I would have liked, but we’re getting a little in…